best free wine tasting asheville, north carolina

Lesser Known Grape Varieties – Free on Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, October 20th from 4-7pm – Stop by Table Wine this Friday to try some wines made with lesser known grape varieties.  Just because you haven’t heard of it doesn’t mean it’s not delicious — trust me!

There are many different types of wine grapes — close to 3,000 to be exact!  Yet, many wine lovers never venture into lesser known grapes and regions.  That’s about to change!  Join us this Friday to try some wines you’ve probably never heard of nor tried.  Broaden your horizons, taste with an open mind, and you might just find a new favorite wine.  Taste, learn, and save every Friday at Table Wine.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Friday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2016 Cederberg Bukettraube (Cederberg, South Africa) – Bukettraube is the grape, and it’s of German origin.  For serious wine geeks out there, it’s a cross of Silvaner and Schiava Grossa, two other obscure varietals.  All of that aside, it is absolutely delicious — just off-dry, floral, exotic, and wonderfully fresh, you’re gonna like it!
Special Tasting Price: $11.99/bottle

2. 2014 De Martino Carmenere Legado (Valle del Limari, Chile) – Carmenere is to Chile what Malbec is to Argentina…..sort of.  Both grapes are originally from Bordeaux, but both have found new homes in South America.  De Martino makes one of Chile’s top Carmeneres, and this one is in fine form.  With loads of ripe berry and plum fruit along with notes of pepper and herbs, this one is plump and rounded, with fine-grained tannins.
Special Tasting Price: $15.99/bottle

3. 2015 Adrien Berloz Mondeuse “Rosa” (Savoie, France) – This is one of my favorite red wines in the store!  The jury is still out, however, as to the “parent grapes” of Mondeuse.  Some evidence points to Syrah while others point to Refosco.  Whatever the case, this wine is brilliant.  Reminiscent of Jean Foillard’s prized Morgon Cote du Py, this one is savory, complex, and texturally satisfying.  For fans of Cru Beaujolais and good Red Burgundy, you need to taste this one!
Special Tasting Price: $27.99/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

La Rioja Alta Wine Tasting - Table Wine - Asheville, North Carolina

La Rioja Alta Wines – Try Three For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, October 21st from 2-5pm – This week, we’re pouring the legendary wines from Spain’s La Rioja Alta Estate and beyond.  For fans of traditionally-styled, complex Spanish wines, this is a tasting you don’t want to miss.

Formed in 1890, La Rioja Alta is one of the top quality-oriented producers in Spain.  In addition to making world class Riojas, the firm has also purchased prestigious properties in other top viticultural zones throughout the country.  Join us as we present you with three wines from three different properties including a stunning Albarino, a world-class Rioja, and a powerful Ribera del Duero.  You’ll be amazed at the quality to price ratio on all of these wines.  Taste, learn, and save every Friday at Table Wine.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Friday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions.

1. 2016 Lagar de Cervera Albarino (Rias Baixas, Spain) – Owned by La Rioja Alta S.A. since 1988, Lagar de Cervera produces some of the finest dry white Albarino in Spain.  This wine particularly stands out for its great aromatic intensity, with marked hints of stone fruit (peaches) and white fruit (ripe apples and quinces) against a citrus background of lemon tree leaves.  Big, flavoursome and fresh in the mouth, with a well-integrated acidity.
Special Tasting Price: $13.59/bottle

2. 2010 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva (Rioja, Spain) – Year in and year out, this is one the top values in classic Rioja.  100% Tempranillo, the wine was aged for 24 months in American oak before being bottles in 2013.  “This is the younger of their wines, with even some red berry aromas and spicy oak, quite harmonious. The palate is lively, balanced and polished, with tasty flavors and bright acidity. Delicious.” – Luis Gutierrez – Wine Advocate – 91 points
Special Tasting Price: $19.99/bottle

3. 2013 Bodegas Aster Ribera del Duero Crianza (Ribera del Duero, Spain) – Owned by La Rioja Alta since the 1990’s, this is 100% Tinta del Pais (the local name for Tempranillo) aged for 22 months in French and American oak.  “The straightforward and fruit-driven 2013 Crianza is a classical Ribera del Duero: clean, modern and with nicely integrated oak. It’s pure Tempranillo aged in French oak (70% new) for 22 months. The palate is approachable, balanced and fresh, very good for the year.” – Luis Gutierrez – Wine Advocate – 90 points
Special Tasting Price: $20.79/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Marietta Cellars Wine Tasting in Asheville,North Carolina.

Marietta Cellars Super Saturday Wine Tasting

Saturday, October 28th from 2-5pm – Join us for our Marietta Cellars Super Saturday Wine Tasting!  It’s our last Super Saturday Tasting of 2017, and we’re going out with a bang.  Sample seven 90+ point rated wines from this awesome estate for just $5 — free for Grape Nuts.  Oh yeah, they only make reds, so we’re starting the tasting with some Pol Roger Champagne.  Yee hah!

Now in the hands of the second generation, Marietta Cellars was founded by Chris Bilbro in 1978. Chris was inspired by his aunt Marietta hence the origin of the name.  Today, the estate is carried on by Chris’s son Scott Bilbro, and the wines are better than ever. Check out this recent article from Food and Wine to learn more about Team Bilbro.

From their hearty and rustic Zinfnadel-based wines to their powerful and structured Syrahs and Cabernet Sauvignons, this is an impressive roster of wines.  In fact, all of their current releases scored 90 points or higher!  This promises to be a fun and engaging tasting led by Tryon Distributing’s Richard McKinney and yours truly.  Stop by, taste the wines, and buy them at the best prices in the country.  No RSVP required — just stop by, pay your $5, and taste the majesty that is Marietta Cellars…….and Pol Roger!

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Friday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Reserve (Champagne, France) – It’s the one and only Pol Roger!  One of my favorite Champagne producers, this is always a rich, yet beautifully balanced bubbly.  Look at that price!
Special Tasting Price: $39.99/bottle

2. NV Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot #66 (North Coast, California) – Simply put, this is one of California’s perennial top values.  Mainly Zinfandel with several other grapes blended in, it “has quite a meaty/gamey nose over a core of warm blackberries, roses, tar and bacon fat plus suggestions of black pepper and anise.” – Wine Advocate – 90 points
Special Tasting Price: $12.79/bottle

3. 2015 Marietta Cellars “Roman” Zinfandel (North Coast, California) – Named after Roman Cisneros, the winery’s cellar master and employee of 30+ years, this is a fine example of Red Zinfandel.  “The 2015 Román is a gorgeous, Zinfandel-based red. Bright, plump and exuberant, the 2015 offers striking depth as well as freshness.” – Vinous Media – 90 points | 90 points – Wine Advocate
Special Tasting Price: $17.59/bottle

4. 2014 Marietta Cellars Christo (North Coast, California) – Marietta’s Rhone Blend is mainly Syrah, with smaller parts of Petite Sirah, Grenache, and Viognier.  “Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose reveals lifted floral notes of fragrant violets over baked black cherries and raspberry preserves, plus Chinese five spice suggestions.” – Wine Advocate – 91 points | 90 points – Vinous Media
Special Tasting Price: $17.59/bottle

5. 2014 Marietta Cellars Armé (North Coast, California) – The estate’s Bordeaux-styled blend contains 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, and it was aged for 20 months in neutral barrels.  “Cool and savory, but with considerable depth, the 2014 Armé is another knock-out wine from Scot Bilbro. Readers looking for a value-priced California Cabernet will flip out over this wine. This is a very serious wine for the money.” – Vinous Media – 92 points | 90 points – Wine Advocate
Special Tasting Price: $19.99/bottle

6. 2014 Marietta Cellars Syrah “Gibson Block” (McDowell Valley, California) – This one comes from one of the oldest Syrah vineyards in the state…….over 100 years old to be exact.  “Black cherry, blackberry, cloves, leather and licorice give the wine its inner sweetness and textural richness, but there is also plenty of aromatic freshness and lift. Violet, camphor, savory herb and scorched earth give the wine a real sense of gravitas.” – Vinous Media – 93 points | 91 points – Wine Advocate
Special Tasting Price: $25.59/bottle

7. 2014 Marietta Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon “Game Trail Vineyard” (Yorkville Highlands, California) – A new addition to the Marietta family of wines, this is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bilbro family’s ranch.  “Dark red stone fruit, rose petal, mint, floral notes and spice are beautifully delineated. Intensely aromatic and pungent, but with no green edges, the 2014 offers tons of personality and character.” – Vinous Media – 93 points | 93 points – Wine Advocate
Special Tasting Price: $27.99/bottle

8. 2015 Marietta Cellars Zinfandel “Angeli Cuvée” (Alexander Valley, California) – From an old site in Alexander Valley, this is the estate’s top Zinfandel.  “Earthy undertones give the wine its distinct, savory expression of Zinfandel, with plenty of cedar, tobacco, licorice and herb nuances. Medium on body and restrained for a California Zinfandel, the Angeli hits all the right notes.” Vinous Media – 92 points
Special Tasting Price: $27.99/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Bench Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Awesome Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon — Less Than $20

Talk about an awesome Knights Valley Cabernet from an amazing vintage for less than $20!  The 2015 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon from the Brack Mountain Winery is clicking on all cylinders in this glorious vintage.  From a vintage that Robert Parker rated 97 points overall for Cabernet Sauvignon, you will be hard pressed to find a better North Coast Cab at this price.  Deeply colored, full bodied, and soaring with gorgeous notes of dark fruits, cocoa, vanilla and spice box, this is one of my favorite California Cabs for the money.  You’ll like it too!  And you can taste it for yourself this Friday, October 6th along with a couple of other “Cabernet family members” any time between 4-7pm.  Here’s the deal:

2015 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley – On Sale Through Saturday, October 21st

Regular Price: $24.99/bottle

Sale Price: $18.99/bottle — Over 20% Off By The Bottle!

The Knights Valley AVA has been made famous by the likes of Beringer and Peter Michael, and this wine shares a connection.  All of the fruit comes from the Totem Ridge Vineyard which was  planted in 1991 under the guidance of Paul Vander Schalie.  That name might not ring for many of you, but he was one of the leading viticulturists in Knights Valley for over 30 years.  He advised both Beringer Vineyards, and was highly influential later in the planting of vineyards for nearby Peter Michael Winery.  The rich and rocky, volcanic loam soils sustain the vines without the need for irrigation, and the vines struggle just enough to create the intense and unique aromas and flavors for which Knights Valley Cabernet is known.

I recommend that you try the Knights Valley Cabs from both Peter Michael and Beringer, but be prepared to pay a lot more than $20.  Before you try those, however, you should try this classic and value priced Cab from Bench.  From the hot and dry 2015 vintage, the vines were seriously stressed and yielded deeply flavored grapes and intense wines.  This one is feremented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, and was then aged in 100% French oak (45% new) for 18 months.  Deep, dark, and opaque in the glass, it offers up aromas of cassis, blackcurrant, black cherry, dark chocolate and complex spice.  The palate is elegantly wound with dusty tannins and a supple, velvety texture.  If ever there were a wine for red meat, this is the one.

All in all, this offers up flavors, intensity, and complexity usually only found in $30+ bottles of Napa and Sonoma Cab.  Talk is cheap, I’m sure you want to taste it!  Stop by the store Friday, October 6th (4-7pm) and do just that……….for free.  Cheers and happy drinking and eating in Asheville.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

GD Vajra Barolo Tasting

G.D. Vajra Piemonte Wines – Try Three For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, October 14th from 2-5pm – Stop by the store this Saturday to sample some of the award winning Piemonte wines of Barolo-based G.D. Vajra.  And yes, we will be pouring their highly rated 2013 Barolo!

G.D. Vajra was founded in 1972 by Aldo Vaira and his wife Milena. For generations, the family sold their fruit to local growers, but upon inheriting the estate, Aldo began producing wines under his own label.  Today, G.D. Vajra is still a family affair — the winery was named after Aldo’s father, Giuseppe Domenico and Aldo and Milena work with their daughter Francesca and sons, Giuseppe and Isidoro.

The family owns almost 100 acres of vineyards in Vergne, the highest village in the Commune of Barolo and the wines are made from estate fruit that is triple sorted by hand. The Vaira’s winemaking philosophy is simple – they are not modern, they are not traditional. They practice sustainable farming and craft sensitive, transparent wines of place by patiently allowing the fruit to dictate its own evolution.  For more than 40 years, this wonderfully humble and hard-working family has crafted soulful and honest expressions of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Riesling.  Join us to taste through a few of our favorites from their collection and save big on all of the wines.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Friday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2015 Luigi Baudana Langhe Bianco Dragon (Piemonte, Italy) – The Vaira family purchased this immaculate estate in 2009, and this is the dramatically delicious white wine they make from their estate vineyards.  “This is delicate aromatically, boasting floral, peach, apple and lemon notes. There’s more weight on the palate, where the peach and apple flavors reign, playing out with citrus and spice accents. Shows fine harmony and texture. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Nascetta and Riesling. Drink now through 2020.”
Wine Spectator – 90 points
Special Tasting Price: $18.39/bottle

2. 2015 G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso (Piemonte, Italy) – What a fantastic wine at a great price!  This is the entry-point into Piemonte wine and into the Vajra style of wine.  A blend of Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, and a few others, it is fresh and fruitful, but there is good underlying structure.  Notes of fresh cherry, plum, underbrush, and spice are abundant in this sophisticated daily drinker.
Special Tasting Price: $12.79/bottle

3. 2013 G.D. Vajra Barolo “Albe” (Piemonte, Italy) – We’re finishing with the estate’s entry-level Barolo, but there’s nothing entry-level about this wine.  100% Nebbiolo from three estate vineyards, the wine is aged for 30 months in Slavonian oak before release.  As Antonio Galloni says, “The Albe may be the single best value in Barolo today. As for the 2013, don’t miss it!”  He goes on to say “Vajra’s 2013 Barolo Albe is beautifully perfumed, sensual and expressive in this vintage, with a bit less overt fruit and more aromatic/structural intensity than is often the case.” – Vinous Media – 92 points
Special Tasting Price: $34.39/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Novellum Chardonnay 2016

2016 Novellum Chardonnay – Case of the Month

When I saw the review on the 2016 Novellum Chardonnay, I nearly lost it!  92 points from the Wine Advocate, compared to Sonoma’s famed and very hard-to-get Aubert Chardonnay, and I can get it down to $9.99/bottle for you.  SOLD!  I’ve carried every vintage of this wine since the store opened, but the 2016 is really special.  The talented Jean-Marc Lafage crafts this wine from 30 year old, organically cultivated vines — that’s old for Chardonnay!  Run, don’t walk, to the store to get some of this.  It’s the Chardonnay deal of the year, and you’re gonna’ love it.

2016 Novellum Chardonnay – On Sale Through Saturday, November 4th

Regular Price: $13.99/bottle

Sale Price: $9.99/bottle on your solid case — That’s over 25% off!!!
$11.19/bottle on your solid 6-pack — That’s 20% off!

Trust me, this is no one-hit-wonder.  The 2015 scored 90 points, the 2014 scored 89 points, and the 2013 scored 92 points — all with the Wine Advocate.  Importer Eric Solomon works with Team Lafage to make this wine, and it’s made in a unique fashion. Those old vines yield intensely flavored grapes, and the wine is fermented in stainless steel.  After fermentation is complete, it is aged in tank (70%) and older French oak barrels (30%) on the lees of Viognier.  The resulting wine is beautiful — rich, yet clean, and full bodied, but snappy.

Here’s the review from Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate: “A sensational wine that will compete with wines five times the price, the 2016 Novellum Chardonnay is the real deal and actually reminded me of a Chardonnay from Mark Aubert in California’s Sonoma County. White peach, crushed rocks, spice and brioche notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied Chardonnay that has depth, layered texture and length. Buy it.”

FYI, good luck getting your hands on a bottle of Aubert Chardonnay.  That’s one of Robert Parker’s favorite Chardonnay producers, and the entry-level wine fetches $100+.  Buy this instead!  Stop by this Saturday, October 7th any time between 2-5pm to taste this one along with a couple of others, or you can email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com, and I’ll put some aside for you. Cheers and happy drinking and eating in Asheville!

Kermit Lynch Wine Tasting Asheville North Carolina.

Kermit Lynch Value Wines – Free On Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, October 13th from 4-7pm – Join us as we pour some top values from the legendary Kermit Lynch import portfolio  All European wines, all under $15/bottle, all made with lots of TLC!

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again.  Thank the wine gods for Kermit Lynch!  This man has quite possibly turned more American wine palates on to small grower/producer European wines than any other.  His import portfolio is vast, and includes some of the greatest names in French and Italian wine, but we’re going to focus on some of his more humble wines and producers for this tasting.  Stop by to sample wines like Italian Verdicchio along with some tasty red blends from both France and Italy.  It’s gonna’ be fun, it’s gonna’ be delicious, and we’ll have the wines at the best prices in the country.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save every Friday at Table Wine.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Friday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2016 Aziena Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi (Marche, Italy) – On Italy’s less traveled Adriatic coast, in between Emilia-Romagna and Abruzzo, the Marche is the home of the Verdicchio grape. This one is vibrantly fresh and crisp and makes a wonderful accompaniment to seafood.
Special Tasting Price: $10.39/bottle

2. 2015 Kermit Lynch Languedoc (Languedoc, France) – Over forty years of doing business in France and Italy have given Kermit Lynch a level of expertise that few in the wine industry can boast.  Every year, Kermit enjoys a creative collaboration with some growers to find the best of their selections. Together, they work towards creating a final blend that showcases the region in all its glory at a price point that is difficult to match.  This classic Languedoc blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault is one of his finest!
Special Tasting Price: $11.19/bottle

3. 2015 Cantine Elvio Tintero Vino Rosso (Piemonte, Italy) – Talk about an awesome pizza/pasta, Italian red table wine!  A stainless steel fermented blend of Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, and Cabernet Sauvignon, this one is fresh with red fruits and spice, yet nicely rounded and juicy.  Outstanding bottle at a great price!
Special Tasting Price: $10.39/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Best Free Wine Tasting Asheville, NC

Incredible Values from Domaine Lafage – Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, October 7th from 2-5pm – Stop by the store this Saturday to taste two incredible values from Domaine Lafage!  We’ll debut the new vintages of their 92 point rated Novellum Chardonnay as well as their 93 point rated Narassa.  And we’ll be offering these wines up at the best prices in the country.

Year after year, Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage make some of the best wines coming out of Southern France.  With vineyards scattered throughout the warm and sunny Roussillon region, they work with old vines to create sumptuous, delicious, and value-priced wines.  Join us as we pull the corks on a couple of their top values.  You won’t believe how good the 2016 Novellum Chardonnay is!  From 30 year old vines planted in rocky soils, it offers up loads of substance and style and it costs less than $15.  Equally impressive, the 2015 Domaine Lafage La Narassa is a total knockout!  A blend of old-vine Grenache and Syrah, it is lush, hedonistic, and pleasure-bent.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save big every Saturday at Table Wine.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Friday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2016 Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay (Roussillon, France) – This easily qualifies as one of the best Chardonnay values in the world!  The Wine Advocate says, “A sensational wine that will compete with wines five times the price, the 2016 Novellum Chardonnay is the real deal and actually reminded me of a Chardonnay from Mark Aubert in California’s Sonoma County. White peach, crushed rocks, spice and brioche notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied Chardonnay that has depth, layered texture and length. Buy it.” – Jeb Dunnuck – 92 points
Special Tasting Price: $11.19/bottle or $9.99/bottle on your solid case!

2. 2015 Domaine Lafage La Narassa (Roussillon, France) – La Narassa is sourced from the famed black schist soils of the Agly valley in the northern Roussillon near the village of Maury. It is made in a semi-ripasso by harvesting the Grenache in successive passes picking only the ripest clusters.  “Notes of cassis, toasted spice, chocolate and licorice all emerge from the 2015 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lieu Dit La Narassa, which is 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah brought up in demi-muids. This hedonistic, downright sexy, ripe and layered beauty will drink nicely right out of the gate.” – Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate – 93 points
Special Tasting Price: $15.19/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Best Free Wine Tasting Asheville, North Carolina

Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reunion – Free On Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, October 6th from 4-7pm – Join us for a free Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reunion Tasting this Friday!  In case you didn’t know, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc are the “parent grapes” of Cabernet Sauvignon.  We’ll pour you one of each of those, before we let you sample the 2015 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon, our new Wine of the Week.

It makes sense when you think about it.  Cabernet Franc possesses notes of dark berries, pepper, tobacco, and spice, and Sauvignon Blanc is high in acidity and herbal aromatics.  When you combine the two, you get Cabernet Sauvignon.  Stop by the store and join us on this fun and engaging journey into the roots of Cabernet Sauvignon……..no pun intended.  We’ll start with an award winning South African Sauvignon Blanc before we move into a spicy and peppery Cabernet Franc-based red from France.  And last, but not least, we’ll pour you a majestic, Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.  It’s fun, it’s free, it’s Friday at Table Wine!  Stop by, taste, learn, and save.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Friday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2017 Bayten Sauvignon Blanc (Constantia, South Africa) – From South Africa’s esteemed Buitenverwachting Estate, this is world-class Sauvignon Blanc at a great price.  Typically a 90+ pointer, we’re confident the 2017 will score in a similar fashion.  The wine has a pale lemon yellow color and a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberries and an intrusion of green peppers. The wine is dry, full bodied and has a long lingering finish.
Special Tasting Price: $13.59/bottle

2. 2016 Isle Saint-Pierre Rouge (Rhone Valley, France) – This fun and quaffable French country wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, the rarely seen Arinarona, and Petit Verdot.  Fermented in stainless steel to preserve freshness and purity, it is a medium-bodied, peppery, and fresh red wine for everyday guzzling.
Special Tasting Price: $7.99/bottle

3. 2015 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley, California) – It’s our new Wine of the Week, and it’s a screaming deal in high-quality, North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon.  Boasting intense and full aromas and flavors of cassis, blackcurrant, dark chocolate and spice box, it possesses dusty, but fine grained tannins and a long and satisfying finish.  
Special Wine of the Week Price: $18.99/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

World Class Wines Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Super Saturday Wine Tasting – World Class Wines

Saturday, September 30th from 2-5pm – For our next Super Saturday Wine Tasting, we’re pouring some world class wines perfect for fall.  It’s been a great summer, but I think we’re all ready for cooler weather, bigger and richer wines, and heartier meals.  This guarantees to be an epic wine tasting featuring some truly special wines, and you’re invited.  Bring a friend!

I can promise you that this will be one of the best wine tastings of the fall.  We’re really going all out for this one!  I’m talking about Venge Cabernet Sauvignon, a new red blend that will make you forget about The Prisoner, and a stunning 2015 Red Burgundy. Yep, I let Ben, Will, and Sarah pick out the lineup for this one, and they didn’t hold back.

It’s just $5 (free for Grape Nuts) to taste all 6 premium wines, and the prices range from $20 to $50.  Additionally, all of the tasting wines will be aggressively discounted.  I am proud of all of the value wines we have to offer, but it’s always fun to pour and taste some topnotch wines from some first-class producers.  Check out the lineup of wines below, and don’t forget the date.  Stop by, taste, learn, stock up and save big on a bunch of awesome wines.  No RSVP is required – all you have to do is stop by, grab a glass and a tasting/sales sheet, and have a good time.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Saturday unless other arrangements are made.  Email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2016 Smith Story Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County, California) – The new vintage of our favorite California Sauvignon Blanc is super!  Beautifully vibrant and crisp, it soars with aromas and flavors of green apple, lemon curd, mixed citrus and mineral.
Special Tasting Price: $18.39/bottle

2. 2014 Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Blanc “Lou Coucardie” (Rhone Valley, France) – From 35 to 55 year old vines grown in the rocky/sandy soils of Costieres de Nimes, the southern-most part of the Rhone Valley, this one is fermented and aged in French oak. “Tasking like a top flight Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc with its buttered citrus, citrus oil, white flowers and apple blossom aromas and flavors.” – Jeb Dunnuck – The Wine Advocate – 91+ points
Special Tasting Price: $23.99/bottle

3. 2015 Capitain-Gagnerot Bourgogne Rouge (Burgundy, France) – Established in 1802, this esteemed estate has holdings in both the Cote de Beaune and the Cote de Nuits.  Their Bourgogne Rouge is a special one.  From a vineyard planted in 1952 that sits at the northeastern base of the Corton hillside, this is lovely Pinot Noir.  Deep notes of raspberry, dark cherry, and strawberry lead into a sumptuous palate of rich and silky fruit, spice and earth.
Special Tasting Price: $20.79/bottle

4. 2015 Jiménez-Landi Bajondillo (Mentrida, Spain) – Vigneron Daniel Landi is leading the pack of Mentrida producers to greater heights.  His Bajondillo red blend combines 85% Garnacha from old vines with little bits of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.  The resulting wine is medium bodied, silky and savory with earthy, leathery, smoky notes on top of juicy berry fruit.  I love how this wine manages to balance weight and power with elegance.
Special Tasting Price: $15.99/bottle

5. 2015 Tank Garage Winery All or Nothing Red Blend (Napa Valley, California) – This aptly named winery is located in an old garage in Calistoga, and their wines are super!  The All or Nothing Red Blend is 100% Napa Zinfandel,  Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Malbec, and a few others.  It is big, broad, plush…………we like to call it a “Pleasure Bomb” of a wine!
Special Tasting Price: $23.99/bottle

6. 2015 Venge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon “Silencieux” (Napa Valley, California) – This is a special treat as we only get 20 six-packs of this one per year!  Kirk Venge makes larger-than-life wines, and his 2015 Silencieux Cabernet is no exception.  From the hot and dry 2015 vintage, this one offers up classic notes of cassis, dark cherry, mocha and spicy, toasty oak.  The last three vintages of this wine have garnered 94-95 point scores in the Wine Advocate — this one will be no exception!
Special Tasting Price: $39.99/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com